Groundhog Day 2017

Happy Groundhog Day 2017! Punxsutawney Phil would not be seeing his shadow here at my place in the Ouachita National Forest of Arkansas. It was raining when I got up this morning and it should be cloudy when the sun rises. I’m not sure if the clouds will clear here today or not. It has been spring like… Read More »

Another Tree Eating Sign

I found another tree eating a sign while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I posted a photo back in December of a tree eating a warning sign (Tree Eating Sign In The Ouachita National Forest). Apparently the trees in this forest don’t like signs. The tree back in December does look like a mouth, but… Read More »

Oak Apple Or Oak Gall

An Oak Apple or Oak Gall is another type of Gall cause by a Gall Wasp. I posted a photo of a different type of Gall a few days ago (Gall Caused By A Gall Wasp). That Gall was small and fuzzy. The Oak Apple has a thin, papery shell and are spongy inside. They can be up… Read More »

Chewed Whitetail Deer Antler Sheds

I found these two chewed Whitetail Deer antler sheds a few days ago while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. They look to be a year or older. Shed antlers don’t last long here in the national forest. Squirrels, opossums, mice, foxes, coyote, beaver, otter, bear and even other deer will chew on shed antlers when… Read More »

Cool Looking Mushrooms – Ouachita National Forest

I came across these cool looking Mushrooms while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I was hiking in an area that was hit by a tornado a couple of years ago. The tornado did a lot of damage to the trees and it missed my place by 1/2 mile. The damage stretches several miles. I… Read More »